DSA = DSS?
Sat, 12 Aug 2000 02:31:00 -0400
On Fri, Aug 11, 2000 at 10:29:03AM +0200, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Aug 2000, John Bacalle wrote:
> > As far as I can tell from reading docs and FAQs DSA (as it appears in
> > GnuPG) is the same as DSS under PGP (as it appears in PGP 5/6), yes?
> DSA = Digital Signature Algorithm.
> DSS = Digital Signature Standard.
> This is the combination of DSA, the SHA-1 hash algorithm and
> some other minor things.
> DH = Diffie-Hellman Keyexchange (PGP uses this for ELG-E)
> ELG = ElGamal Encryption (can be used for signatures but is not
> ELG-E = Same as ELG but has another OpenPGP identifier number which
> flags it as only to be used for encryption. This is what
> PGP calls DH.
You know a GnuPG FAQ should follow the PGP way of highlighting their
cipher/pubkeys like so:
DSS/DH : DSA/ELG-E *hehehe*
If this exact kind of information is in a FAQ, either GnuPG or PGP (pgpi.org
was a place I also looked for this kind of information), I plum missed
it. In another reply I'm sending now there is a little diagram that
should also be listed in a FAQ somewhere, or something like it. Assuming
that my understanding is correct.
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